12-lead ECGs in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Accurately interpret 12-lead ECGS

Course Info

Client Ambulance Services, Emergency Response Organisations
Skills 12-lead ECG interpretation

Course Description

The aim of this one day workshop is to develop the ability to accurately interpret 12-lead ECGs for effective recognition and treatment of patients experiencing acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This interactive programme introduces simple strategies for the interpretation of 12-lead ECGs, along with identification of STEMI impostors and opportunities to discuss real cases with real ECGs.

The workshop includes:

  • Acquisition of good quality ECG traces;
  • Interpreting components of a normal 12-lead ECG;
  • STEMI identification, localisation and predictive outcomes from 12-lead ECG in acute coronary syndromes;
  • STEMI management and complications;
  • Recognising STEMI imposters; and
  • 12-lead ECG interpretation using a simple 5-step analysis system.

The interactive programme provides students with a systematic approach to assessing the 12-lead ECG enabling them to not only confidently identify a STEMI, but manage potential complications arising from different infarct patterns.



12-lead acquisition
The normal 12-lead ECG
Acute Coronary syndromes